When you think of cooler weather, odds are the word “cozy” and thoughts of candles burning, blankets, and more all come to mind.
In this blog post, we’re sharing seven ways to create a warm and inviting feel throughout your home during the long winter months.
Embrace the Season
Buffalo plaid, herringbone, and tweed are all patterns that when used sparingly can create a sense of coziness throughout your home especially during the holiday season.
Incorporate these seasonal colors and prints with throw blankets and pillows to add texture and warmth to your living area.
The flickering light and smell of candles burning create the perfect foundation to build a cozy atmosphere.
Here are some tips to consider when placing candles throughout your home:
- Dining room – Use pillar candles at varying heights to add depth and dimension to your dining table or buffet.
- Living room – Rather than burning firewood, add candles in your fireplace to create a warm feel without the clean up. A coffee table is also a great surface to place a candle with a warm, inviting scent.
- Kitchen – The candles you choose should match the color and decor of your kitchen to blend with the space. Since the kitchen is where the cooking takes place, use food-scented candles such as fresh cookies or apple pie.
Safety Tip: When placing a candle in any room, always check the surroundings to make sure there are no potential fire hazards.
Warm blankets are synonymous with winter and to switch up the decor of your home, drape cozy blankets made of wool, fleece, or flannel over your furniture.
Whether it’s your bed, arm chair, or couch, blankets are a great option to update the aesthetic of your space and also provide an added layer of warmth when the temperatures dip.
The thought of bare feet on a cold floor will send a shiver up your spine.
In the winter months especially, cover uncarpeted parts of your home with shag or plush area rugs. By including a barrier between your feet and the hard floor, you’ll create an overall sense of warmth in your home.
Not to mention, an area rug can serve as the perfect finishing touch to round out the room’s overall aesthetic.
Add in Greenery
Plants (real or fake) are an essential design element in making your home feel cozy and inviting.
If you’re not sure where to add greenery, look for unused book shelves, empty corners and any unused white space.
Adding greenery to the rooms in your house is a simple yet effective way to create a sense of warmth, comfort, and relaxation for you to enjoy.
Create an Exclusive Reading Space
When it gets dark early, it’s easy to fall into a routine of binge-watching your favorite TV Shows.
But, if you want to find another activity to fill your evening hours, consider creating an exclusive reading space.
This will be a spot in your home that has everything you’d need to create a cozy area that’s conducive to reading including pillows, warm blankets, good lighting, and a surface to place your drink of choice.
Window treatments are the finishing touch to any room’s overall aesthetic and custom wood shutters will create a clean and unobtrusive feel in your home.
Whether it’s a winter sunrise or sunset, easily adjusting the window shutters to allow natural light to stream into your room can help create a cozy ambiance.
While regular windows can let cold air into your home, Avalon’s precision shutters will provide insulation to keep the cold and in turn promote better energy efficiency.
Keep these tips in mind to create a cozy and comfortable atmosphere to make the most of the long winter months.